Rio Claro Properties
About Rio Claro
Rio Claro is the largest town in southeastern Trinidad, in Trinidad and Tobago. Rio Claro lies east of Princes Town, west of Mayaro and northwest of Guayaguayare. It serves as the major commercial centre for southeastern Trinidad. It lies in a primarily agricultural area. It is the seat of the Rio Claro–Mayaro Regional Corporation.
Rio Claro currently has two secondary schools and nine primary schools.
The area is well known for its extensive yet accessible forests. The early lumber industry (circa 1930’s) left many small trails, some of which were eventually paved over. This infrastructure development enabled not only the local farming populace but many avid hunters and fishermen access to these areas.
Well into the 21st century the area is known throughout Trinidad as having exceptionally fruitful hunting (small game animals such as agouti, lappe and armadillo) and fishing grounds.
For many years the Rio Claro area sustained a profitable trade in Caribbean tropical hardwoods.